The Air Division represents members at some of the nation’s largest airlines, including American, Southwest, and Envoy, in addition to members at several U.S. military and service bases, including Fort Lee, Fort Gordon, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. We are proud to have bargained industry-leading contracts for working people across nearly every class and craft in the aviation industry, from flight attendants, to mechanics and related, stores, ramp agents, flight training crew instructors, and dispatchers. Our service contract locals are growing rapidly, adding members in dozens of fields on military installations all over the U.S.
For individual contract information, please visit the local website or contact your local.
In addition to traditional contract campaigns, the Air Division participated in the International Campaign Unit’s inaugural campaign effort, the ‘Today We Unite’ campaign for justice at American Airlines. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
The newest members of the TWU family are a result of a drive the TWU Organizing Department launched during the summer of 2018: a campaign to organize 300 Spirit Airlines customer service agents, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
Published 29 Dec, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2015 CONTACT: Oriana Korin, (202) 719-3834 Alaska Airlines Dispatchers Overwhelmingly Approve Labor Agreement The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO has reached an agreement on a new four-year contract covering the 44 dispatchers employed at Alaska Airlines. Dispatchers overwhelmingly approved the contract last week, 41–3. “Through mutual […]
Published 28 Jan, 2016 While everyone else was bundled up inside, TWU members all over the East Coast were suiting up to tackle the record-breaking blizzard. As the snow came down, our members were digging out subway stations, de-icing planes, clearing off bridges, restoring power, and doing their best to keep transportation and utility systems […]
Published 09 Sep, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Richard (305) 972-0173 Flight Attendants Union and Southwest Airlines Reach Tentative Labor Agreement Transport Workers Union (TWU) of America, AFL-CIO Local 556 announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement in principle with Southwest Airlines. TWU Local 556, which represents over 14,500 flight attendants, has […]
Published 17 Aug, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2016 CONTACT: Thom McDaniel or Ori Korin Transport Workers Union Reaches First Contract for Virgin America Flight Attendants Dallas – The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) is pleased to announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with Virgin America on behalf of its […]
Published 08 Jun, 2016 TWU International President Harry Lombardo was recently honored for his outstanding leadership by Labor Press, New York’s leading source for daily labor news and industry information, at a celebration in New York. The event, held June 1, was also attended by a delegation from the AFL-CIO, led by Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler […]
Published 24 Mar, 2016 On a cloudy Saturday in mid-March, TWU Local 2015 paid tribute to the late James Riley, former president of the local, during the 41st annual Wilmington, Del., St. Patrick’s Day parade. Brother Riley died unexpectedly last April and the local and his family felt that honoring his memory in the parade […]
Published 29 Jun, 2011 The Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund awarded its sixth annual Bert and Annabel Seidman Prize for Advancing Social Policy to National Labor College (NLC) student Gary Schaible, Vice President of TWU Local 565. Schaible is a licensed Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMTs) working for American Airlines at Dallas Ft. Worth International […]
Published 01 Dec, 2011 Fears about not being able to provide shelter for their families along with the normal every day necessities are echoing among American Airline (AA) TWU members after AA filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 29, which has put contract talks on hold. TWU members fear layoffs, reduced benefits and pays cuts, all […]